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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,239 21,274 18,992 19,281 2,247 1,993

Civilian labor force

10,727 10,783 9,337 9,539 1,390 1,244

Participation rate

50.5 50.7 49.2 49.5 61.8 62.4

Employed

10,124 10,277 8,815 9,089 1,308 1,188

Employment-population ratio

47.7 48.3 46.4 47.1 58.2 59.6

Unemployed

603 507 522 450 81 57

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.7 5.6 4.7 5.8 4.6

Not in labor force

10,512 10,491 9,655 9,742 857 749

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,019 3,609 2,444 3,005 575 604

Civilian labor force

2,403 2,927 2,019 2,500 385 427

Participation rate

79.6 81.1 82.6 83.2 66.9 70.7

Employed

2,240 2,726 1,885 2,329 355 397

Employment-population ratio

74.2 75.5 77.1 77.5 61.7 65.8

Unemployed

163 201 134 171 30 30

Unemployment rate

6.8 6.9 6.6 6.9 7.7 7.0

Not in labor force

615 682 425 505 190 177

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,421 3,380 2,704 2,827 717 553

Civilian labor force

2,764 2,695 2,246 2,309 518 386

Participation rate

80.8 79.7 83.0 81.7 72.2 69.8

Employed

2,635 2,620 2,144 2,251 491 369

Employment-population ratio

77.0 77.5 79.3 79.6 68.5 66.6

Unemployed

129 76 102 58 27 18

Unemployment rate

4.7 2.8 4.5 2.5 5.2 4.6

Not in labor force

658 685 458 518 199 167

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,476 8,988 9,120 8,669 356 319

Civilian labor force

2,755 2,415 2,659 2,308 96 107

Participation rate

29.1 26.9 29.2 26.6 26.9 33.6

Employed

2,620 2,309 2,536 2,202 85 107

Employment-population ratio

27.7 25.7 27.8 25.4 23.8 33.6

Unemployed

134 106 123 106 11 0

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.4 4.6 4.6 11.6 0.0

Not in labor force

6,721 6,573 6,461 6,361 260 212

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,323 5,297 4,724 4,780 599 517

Civilian labor force

2,805 2,746 2,414 2,422 391 324

Participation rate

52.7 51.8 51.1 50.7 65.3 62.6

Employed

2,629 2,622 2,251 2,307 378 315

Employment-population ratio

49.4 49.5 47.6 48.3 63.1 60.8

Unemployed

177 124 163 115 13 9

Unemployment rate

6.3 4.5 6.8 4.7 3.4 2.8

Not in labor force

2,518 2,551 2,310 2,358 208 193

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

217,259 220,131 95,940 97,005 121,319 123,127

Civilian labor force

142,440 143,938 71,995 72,880 70,445 71,058

Participation rate

65.6 65.4 75.0 75.1 58.1 57.7

Employed

134,317 136,829 67,700 69,160 66,617 67,668

Employment-population ratio

61.8 62.2 70.6 71.3 54.9 55.0

Unemployed

8,123 7,109 4,295 3,720 3,828 3,390

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.9 6.0 5.1 5.4 4.8

Not in labor force

74,819 76,193 23,945 24,124 50,874 52,069

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period.

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Last Modified Date: May 08, 2015
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